Amici

Support the Arts - Support the Accademia dell’Arte!

Much of the success of the Accademia can be traced back to the ground-level support of our board, supporters, friends and collaborators. With strong ties to the Little Rock area, the Amici dell'Arte. From the very beginning of this organization we have had a tremendous group of people working with us to reach milestones and surpass our goals.

It is through the generosity of so many that we are able to offer student scholarships each and every term, making our study abroad programs more accessible to those who would otherwise be unable to afford this life-changing opportunity.

We raise funds for these scholarships through a number of activities including charity performances, fundraising lunches, wine-tastings and dinners throughout the US.

In the fall of 2012 an alumni-led Company of performers travelled throughout the southeastern United States giving performances and teaching workshops in order to raise funds for scholarships. Their tour finished with a special performance and reception in Little Rock, with proceeds going to scholarships for students from the state of Arkansas.



If you'd like to learn more about bringing a group of performers to your school or hosting a charity event, please be in touch with Correne Spero at correne.spero@dellarte.it.

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Amici dell’Arte = Friends of the Arts
 
The Amici dell’Arte is a group of supporters based in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Amici are dedicated to funding scholarships for study, training, and research in the performing arts. These supporters help to educate the public about the Accademia dell’Arte in various ways including organizing fundraising events and group trips to Italy.
 
 
Founding Amici Members include:

        Donna Cone
        Greer Grace
        Sandra Marbaise
        Lisa McNeir
        Cindy Murphy
        Jane Wilson
 
A one-year membership in Amici dell’Arte is open to anyone who is interested. For more info please email Correne Spero at correne.spero@dellarte.it.
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Donors Trip 2014

In addition to these activities we have been delighted to offer an exclusive donors trip for several years with the help of our dear friends, Amici members, and board members Greer and Barnett Grace.

This year's trip dates are September 27th - October 3rd, 2014.

While staying in a private Tuscan Villa just outside of Arezzo, 80 KM south of Florence, attendees will enjoy unique activities -thanks to the Accademia's relationship with the local people- not frequently available to outside visitors.

Itinerary will include:
  • Accomodations at a private Tuscan villa
  • Meals prepared by a private Chef
  • Wine tasting
  • Cooking class and lunch at a local vineyard
  • Day trips and excursions to local attractions
  • Private guided art tour in Florence

Please see the complete itinerary, details on all costs and registration forms here.

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